Prior to ArtsEd, Julie was Head of Drama at St Mary’s University and has worked extensively in the profession as an actor, director and practitioner for over 30 years. She has spent two decades teaching and directing Higher Education and Conservatoire actor training courses.
Throughout this time, Julie has taught students at the Central School of Speech and Drama, the Malta Drama Centre, the Kingston Little Theatre in Jamaica, Bulgaria and Milan - and has also delivered masterclasses at RADA.
Internationally, Julie directs classical performances on the MA Theatre Studies course at Milan University, and is a Theatre Associate of Color de Ventura in Santiago, Chile. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the European Shakespeare Research Society.
As an actor, Julie was fortunate to work for various theatre, TV and film companies, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Glasgow Citizens, the Bush Theatre and the Tricycle Theatre, and with Directors such as Sam Mendes, Danny Boyle, Michael Attenborough and Nick Hynter in various productions.